Data mining and learning analytics can help answer questions like:
What sequence of questions is most effective for a specific student?
Which student actions are associated with better grades?
Which actions indicate satisfaction and engagement?
Which features of an online learning environment lead to better learning?
When are students ready to move onto the next topic?
When is a student at risk for not completing a course?
What grade is a student likely to achieve without intervention?
Should a student be referred to a counselor?